Mustangs athletics update

Senior girls volleyball team places seventh at UBC-O tournament, girls field hockey team wins first game

Placing seventh among 40 teams in the UBC-O Heat senior girls’ volleyball tournament last weekend pleased Princess Margaret Mustangs coach Tim Haberstock.

The Mustangs competed against provincially ranked 3A and 4A schools.

“We learned a lot about the small things that really good teams do to win those extra two or three points that make the difference in tight games,” said Haberstock. “More importantly though, we learned that to beat a skilled team you have to win points with aggressive offence rather than playing the ball over the net and waiting for them to make a mistake.”

In the playoffs, the Mustangs defeated Selkirk in three sets and faced Duchess Park and lost 25-11 and 25-12. The Mustangs will take a break during Thanksgiving weekend then resume AA league play and enter the Kelowna Secondary School Best of the West 48-team tournament.

Field hockey team scores big win over Summerland

Princess Margaret’s senior girls field hockey team opened its Okanagan Valley AA season with a 5-0 win against Summerland on Monday.

“I felt our team played exceptionally well considering we have only had three practices and it was our first game,” said Mustangs coach Christy Bevington. “I liked our communication and our passing. We played well as a unit.”

The Mustangs are a close-knit group that is strengthened with the presence of 15 returning players. They are joined by international students Anouk Pabst and Lea Fischbacher of Germany and Japan’s Chino Hochiyama. Bevington said the trio are new to the game.

“They all came out because they want to learn, make new friends and love sports,” she said.

For their next game on Oct. 15 in Kelowna against Okanagan Mission, Bevington is focused on working on set plays and getting their rookie goalie more experience.


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